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BEAUTY REVIEW: My Journey of Finding a Daily Face Sunscreen

BEAUTY REVIEW: My Journey of Finding a Daily Face Sunscreen

I’m a bit ashamed to say it because I know how important all the skincare and anti-aging experts say it is… but I haven’t been using a daily face sunscreen. Yes, I will absolutely wear sunscreen when I’m going to the beach or pool, but I’ve been skipping out on the daily wear.

But for 2023 and beyond, I want to change that.

To get started on this mission, I consulted my personal skincare guide, my mom, (Thanks Mom!) and started trying out daily face sunscreens.

BEAUTY REVIEW: Aldi’s Lacura Face Care H2O Advance Aqua Gel

BEAUTY REVIEW: Aldi’s Lacura Face Care H2O Advance Aqua Gel

It seems like Aldi has been shaking things up lately.

One of my favorite cleansers, the Lacura Face Care Hydrating Facial Cleanser, has disappeared from the shelves (at least at the store near me) and new products are popping. That includes the Lacura Face Care H2O Advance Aqua Gel with Hyaluronic Acid, which I couldn’t resist giving a try.

Nuun Sport Hydration Tablet Flavor Reviews

Nuun Sport Hydration Tablet Flavor Reviews

Running in the summer is tough.

Running in Florida is tough.

Running in the summer in Florida is nearly impossible.

But I’m determined to gain some running ground, so I decided to get serious about hydration and electrolytes post-runs. After trying out samples of a few different products on the market, I decided to take the leap and ordered a variety pack of Nuun Sport from Amazon featuring six flavors: Tri-Berry, Grape, Tropical, Fruit Punch, Strawberry Lemonade, and Lemon Lime.

While I find all to be drinkable, I wanted to share my rankings of the flavors (with hopes of trying out more in the future).

BEAUTY REVIEW: Derma E Acne Oil-Control Matte Moisturizer

BEAUTY REVIEW: Derma E Acne Oil-Control Matte Moisturizer

I don’t know if it’s stress or sweating a lot because it’s summer, but I have been having the worst breakouts lately. So, I did what anyone in my situation would do: I mindlessly wandered the aisles of Ulta Beauty in search of a solution.

I left with far more than what I came in for (read my post about splurging… ), but I also found a moisturizer I feel has been helping keep my breakouts in check. Enter Derma E Acne Oil-Control Matte Moisturizer.

BEAUTY REVIEW: Trader Joe’s Strawberry Lemon Sugar Scrub

BEAUTY REVIEW: Trader Joe’s Strawberry Lemon Sugar Scrub

With tomorrow marking the official start to summer, I’m loving all of the summer products hitting the shelves: Watermelon shaped pots for plants at the hardware store, super adorable cat kitchen towels at Kohl’s (you just have to see it…), and, of course, fun beauty products at Trader Joe’s!

I recently scooped up the Trader Joe’s Strawberry Lemon Sugar Scrub and the packaging brightens up my shower.

Breaking A Running Rut: 3 Things I’m Trying

Breaking A Running Rut: 3 Things I’m Trying

I think I’m a bad runner.

The more I read about running, the more I realize I have no idea what I’m doing.

I started out with a New Year’s resolution to run a 15K and have kept returning to the same race year after year for 7 straight years now. While I am gradually getting faster each race (I’m not counting the year I had just gotten over the flu.. or the year it was hot), I want to get even faster. I have a specific goal I’m aiming for for next year, but it’s ambitious- like shaving 10 to 15 minutes off my total time ambitious. While not impossible per se, it will involve me doing something different.

BEAUTY REVIEW: Trader Joe’s Nourish Microdermabrasion Scrub Exfoliating Cream

BEAUTY REVIEW: Trader Joe’s Nourish Microdermabrasion Scrub Exfoliating Cream

My streak of trying out Trader Joe’s products continues!

This time it was the Trader Joe’s Nourish Microdermabrasion Scrub Exfoliating Cream that caught my eye. Something about the blue and white minimalistic packaging felt fancy and spa-like, while still coming in at a budget-friendly price of about $5.

BEAUTY REVIEW: BYBI Night Nutrition Protein Night Cream sold at Target

BEAUTY REVIEW: BYBI Night Nutrition Protein Night Cream sold at Target

After trying (and loving!) the BYBI Strawberry Booster Facial Oil back in August, I was excited when my local Target put BYBI products on a major sale. I ended up picking up the BYBI Night Nutrition Protein Night Cream (among other things.. ) for nearly half the price! Now, that I’ve used the entire tube, I’m ready to share my thoughts. About the BYBI Night Nutrition Protein Night Cream Let’s start with the basics. According to the BYBI website, the…

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BEAUTY REVIEW: Pure Daily Care NanoSteamer Sold on Amazon

BEAUTY REVIEW: Pure Daily Care NanoSteamer Sold on Amazon

So, you know how dermatologists say you should NEVER pop your own pimples or pick at other bumps on your skin?

Yeah.. that’s easier said than not done.

But for 2022, I’m making it a goal to establish some healthier skincare habits, which includes trying to leave my skin alone (for the most part!). As part of that goal, I’ve been trying out the Pure Daily Care NanoSteamer available on Amazon. In this blog post, I’ll be sharing my experience using a facial steamer for the first time and my thoughts on whether it’s worth the $49.95 price tag.

3 Lessons I Learned From My First Half Marathon

3 Lessons I Learned From My First Half Marathon

I did it!

I survived 13.1 miles– something I could have never imagined doing just a few years ago.

It wasn’t pretty or easy (thinking of you, side cramp at mile 12), but I pulled through and couldn’t be more proud of myself! Now that it’s all over and I’ve had a few days to recover, I’ve come away with four key lessons.